Benjamin Shephard Judkins militia coatee, Palmyra, ca. 1833

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In 1833, Benjamin Shepard Judkins (1800-1878) was commissioned into the Maine militia. Major Judkins’ service coatee was made from a superfine wool broadcloth. It features gold detailing on the collar, torso and tails, including trefoil designs made of three overlapping circles. The buttons are an early version of Maine militia buttons. The standing collar is lined in velvet.

Major Judkins lived most of his life in Palmyra, where he operated a family farm. After 1870, Judkins joined his son in Hastings, Minnesota, where he died in 1878. He was buried at Palmyra.

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  • Title: Benjamin Shephard Judkins militia coatee, Palmyra, ca. 1833
  • Creation Date: circa 1833
  • Subject Date: circa 1833
  • Location: Palmyra, Somerset County, ME
  • Media: wool, velvet,brass, cotton, burlap
  • Local Code: 3231*
  • Collection: Costume collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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